SUV driver kills himself after crash involving a scooter in Key West, police say


A man fatally shot himself in a Key West hotel parking lot after crashing an SUV into a scooter on Saturday night, police said.

Kira Lynn Saner, 39, of Stock Island, who was driving the scooter, was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center where she died, according to Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

The two deaths happened as the city’s annual 10-day Fantasy Fest was coming to a close over the weekend.

At about 10 p.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old Pompano Beach man driving a silver SUV struck the scooter in the 3800 block of North Roosevelt Boulevard near the 24 North Hotel, Crean said. Police on Monday hadn’t released the driver’s name.

Crean said it appears that the SUV turned in front of the scooter and that Saner did not have time to stop. The Key West fire-rescue crews performed CPR on Saner before she was taken to the hospital.

The driver was instructed to pull into the parking lot of the nearby Gates Hotel.

“After pulling into the parking lot, the driver retrieved a handgun and shot himself in the head,” Crean said in a statement.

Firefighters said he died in the lot, she said, while police worked two crime scenes simultaneously.

Crean said the scooter driver and the SUV driver “didn’t know each other and it doesn’t look intentional. It was a fatal crash, then suicide.”

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